The Television and Fireplace Location Dilemma

Television and Fireplace

Your Family Room or Great Room may be difficult to design if you want to arrange furniture to view television and your fireplace at the same time. You are presented with what I call the Television and Fireplace Location Dilemma. Traditionally, fireplaces were placed in the center of the wall. The furniture was then grouped around it.…

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Choose the Right Fireplace for Your Needs


Over the years, I have seen a strong trend away from wood-burning fireplaces toward gas fireplaces. There are two reasons for that. First is the cost. Traditional, all masonry fireplaces are very expensive to build. The entire chimney must be built of masonry and the tall column of cement blocks, bricks, and terra cotta flue…

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